90% of voters think the U.S. should manufacture renewable energy domestically 70% say the U.S. should not be dependent on China and Chinese-controlled factories in Southeast Asia for solar imports Forced labor and coal use in Chinese solar supply chains, and U.S. taxpayer dollars funding purchases of Chinese solar equipment are top concerns among voters…
Michael Stumo \ December 23, 2021 \ Inside Sources Much has been made in the news lately regarding America’s shortage of consumer goods. Increased consumer demand in the wake of the COVID pandemic has led to global shortages of many industrial products. And with cargo ships backed up and waiting to enter America’s congested west coast ports, there’s…
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Puts Onus on Corporations. Here Are Their Xinjiang Forced Labor Suppliers.
A look at the Uyghur Forced Labor Act, a recent report by a UK university on “laundering cotton” out of Xinjiang, and whether or not global retailers will really put an end to this once Biden signs the Act into law.
Recent supply chain bottlenecks of hospital gear shows why continued dependence on Asia is bad for pandemic preparedness. The Make PPE in America Act in the infrastructure law should remedy this in the years ahead, if Congress doesn’t open the doors to duty-free PPE and undercut the law’s intent.
WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) praised certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was passed by both houses of Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Biden shortly. Those provisions included measures that will increase procurement of domestically manufactured goods and address the growing…
A look at the three largest bills recently circulating in Washington, including the recently passed infrastructure law, and how they’ve gone soft on forced labor. The opportunity presented itself to take the issue more seriously than just another round of studies in each bill mentioned here.
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure expects supply constraints to last into early 2022. Rep. John Garamendi of California highlights “tremendous trade imbalances” as one reason for the bottlenecks, caused by a surge in demand for Asian made goods.
A House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on clean energy technologies shows division among the parties, with one main agreement: the U.S. will lose out on this market if Washington allows for dependence on Asia for solar, wind and EV battery materials.
Free trade loses out to a bigger government role in securing domestic supply chains of critical medication.
An eye-opening exclusive by the WSJ shows just how much time and energy is being spent by American companies and Silicon Valley venture capitalists investing in semiconductor production…in China. The U.S. needs the CHIPS Act passed this year.